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July 16, 2012 7:25:08 AM

I have been wanting to get around to this for a while, building my own computer that it is, and I honestly don't know all that much about computers, so any advice is appreciated here are the parts I have picked out :

Graphics Card:
EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1573-AR GeForce GTX 570 HD w/Display-Port (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Case:
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN3-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 and Black Interior
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Power:
SILVERSTONE Strider Essential series ST70F-ES 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Memory:
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Hard Drive:
1TB Caviar Blue7200rpm SATA III w/ 32MB Cache
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX32840
(Different site, couldn't find it on Newegg)

Processor:

Intel Coreā„¢ i5-3570K Processor, 3.40GHz w/ 6MB Cache
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Motherboard:
SUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Aftermarket Fan:
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

So that, Windows 7, and a Asus driver come to just below $1300 (Canadian)
Can anyone give me some advice on this? I think it is a pretty decent build, has everything everyone looks for.
*I am buying from a Canadian Shop so prices may be slightly different, but everything pretty much equals out.


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July 16, 2012 7:49:58 AM

System looks good, but here are my 2 cents:

You don't need a 700w psu, 600W will be MORE than enough, see if you can get a 80plus Silver or Gold (more efficient).

Secondly, I would recommend upgrading your graphics card to a current generation card e.g. AMD 7870, AMD 7950 or GTX670 if you can stretch your budget.

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July 16, 2012 8:25:58 AM

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Looks good. Only thing as zander mentioned, upgrade the the VGA. You got a "K" series, assuming you are looking at overclocking. So, you can keep if you are looking at overclocking and Xfir/SLi with enough juice.
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July 16, 2012 6:21:04 PM

zander1983 said:
System looks good, but here are my 2 cents:

You don't need a 700w psu, 600W will be MORE than enough, see if you can get a 80plus Silver or Gold (more efficient).

Secondly, I would recommend upgrading your graphics card to a current generation card e.g. AMD 7870, AMD 7950 or GTX670 if you can stretch your budget.


Alright, I will look into my options for a better graphics card, seeing as I am pushing my budget as it is, might as well go full out. And yumj could you give some examples of what to look for when getting a cpu? I got a K series because it has been recommended over the i7 ones.
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July 16, 2012 6:24:40 PM

thumbs up to zander...i have an intel i5 2500k, and i will upgrade my mobo to an oc one, and, sli my gtx 560ti.. :) 
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July 18, 2012 5:41:53 AM

Best answer selected by azqaz.
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July 19, 2012 2:14:39 AM

Thanks. Enjoy your new rig!

The "K" CPUs are unlocked which allows you to overclock them MUCH higher and easier than stock non-K CPUs.
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